TD: Integrity series 02- How to be a Leader

Hello!
TD here. Getting back to this book by Dr Henry Cloud. Despite the fact that you might be the best there is in your field…Dr Cloud maintains that you still have to contend with the character problem.
What does that mean? How does character affect performance? How does it affect the bottom line?
You see…the way character impacts you is through your behavior and choices. If you are lazy or lousy on follow-thru, then those things impact HOW you do everything! And THAT is how character can affect performance and the bottom line.
Make sense?
I hope so.

Until next time,
TD

Published in: on December 22, 2010 at 10:41 pm  Leave a Comment  
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TD: Integrity Series 01- How to be a Leader

Hello Everyone!

I discovered a book written by a Dr Henry Cloud that discusses success in terms of Integrity. I like this book so much that I’ve decided that it is definitely worth sharing with you in our discussions about Leadership. So here we go!

Dr Cloud begins with a discussion of 3 qualities that he has seen in the truly successful people. They are:

1. A special skill set or competencies- “If you are Bill Gates, it helps to know something about the computer industry. If you are going to be a leading surgeon, you have to know what you are doing. In other words, you can only fake it for so long, boys. So get yourself in the library or wherever and master your craft.

2. An alliance builder- “There are a lot of people who are competent and good at what they do who don’t get to be leaders or ‘hugely’ successful. They do a good job, are happy and fulfilled…For someone to get to the level of accomplishment (that we are talking about) he or she must possess the second ability. They have to be what I call an alliance builder. In other words, they have to take their competencies and what they do well and build alliances with others who have competencies and resources and form relationships that are mutually beneficial. As a result, they leverage what they do well to much greater heights than just being ‘good’ at their job.”

3. Character counts- “Making it is more than just being competent and being able to cut deals. It has a lot to do with who we are…Most of the time, when we think of the word integrity, or character, we think of morals or ethics, not performance…If people have good character, their ethics and integrity will be such that you can truly trust the numbers, they won’t steal from you, lie to you, cheat you, or be duplicitous. They can be trusted. You can sleep at night without watching your back. And, that kind of character is certainly bedrock, foundational, and without which we have nothing…Morals and ethics undergird our entire system of business, relathionships, government, finance, education, and even our very lives.”

I think he says it all, so I’m not going to try to follow up with a commentary. I’m excited about reading this book and sharing it with you! I hope you have a great week!

Until next time,
TD

TD- Qualities of a Leader: Bob Corbin- WW2 Vet and Escaped POW from Stalag 13- How to be a Leader 04

Hello everyone!

Here is another clip of the interview with Bob on Leadership and how to be successful. He talks about the need for the right man for the right job. I hope you enjoy it!

Until next time!

TD

TD- Qualities of a Leader: Bob Corbin- WW2 Vet and Escaped POW from Stalag 13- How to be a Leader 03

Hello everyone!

I hope you’ve had a good week and this next one is even better! Here is another installment of my interview with Bob on Leadership and success.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

Until next time,

TD

TD- Qualities of a Leader: Bob Corbin WW2 Vet and escaped POW from Stalag 13- How to be a Leader 02

Hello everyone!
I hope you’ve had a great weekend! Below is the next installment of my interview with Bob Corbin on Leadership and Success. I hope you will enjoy it!

Until next time!

TD

TD- Rocky Bayou Christian School- Leadership Conference- Student Breakout Session- How to be a Leader (9)

Hello everyone!

It’s been a busy week! Here is the second half of the Leadership Conference I participated in.  Below are the films of the student breakout session where I talk about leadership, my new book, Bob Corbin, and our ultimate destiny.

Enjoy!

TD- Rocky Bayou Christian School Leadership Conference 2010- How to be a Leader (8)

Hey everyone!

I was privileged to be on a panel of Christian Businessmen who talked about Leadership.  I learned so much from them!  What they had to say lines up perfectly with what MG has taught me and what I have learned from my years in Shaolin Kung Fu.  So I’ve decided to post the entire 10 clips here on the blog.  It’s about 1 1/2 hours long, so either sit down with some popcorn, or pace yourself.  Either way, I hope you enjoy it and learn some valuable lessons!

TD- Qualities of a Leader: Bob Corbin- WW2 Vet and escaped POW from Stalag 13- How to be a Leader 01

Hello everyone!

Boy!  It has been an UNBELIEVABLE week!  I am totally exhausted, pumped, excited, educated, enlightened…etc.  Bob Corbin is an amazing man!  I will now begin posting my interview with him on Leadership and how to be a Leader and what it takes to be successful.  If you have any comments, please feel free to do so.  There is sooo much we can learn from this man!  So pay attention and prepare yourself for some deep and true wisdom!

Until next time!

TD

TD: Qualities of Leadership: How to be a Leader (A Real Leader interview with Bob Corbin WW2 Vet and survivor of Stalag 13)

Hey everyone!

TD here.  Tomorrow I will be meeting with Bob Corbin, a WWII vet who escaped from Stalag 13 during WWII.  He has hired me to write his story in a novel.  Part of my interviews are going to be focused on his perspective on Leadership, as he was a former CEO of a food distribution company.  So I think he knows quite a bit about Leadership.  I will be posting scenes from his interviews when he talks about Leadership.  So be sure to check back often!

Until next time,

TD

Published in: on April 5, 2010 at 3:40 am  Leave a Comment  
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TD: Qualities of Leadership: How to be a Leader (7)

Hello everyone,

Today, I want to talk to you about communication.  Communication is, for a leader, absolutely essential and necessary.  If a Leader cannot communicate his ideas, visions, dreams, and goals to anyone else, how can he even expect to become a Leader?  Now I know that’s confusing to you, “How can a Leader NOT become a Leader?” Well, Leadership, I believe, is both inborn and environmental.  I believe that there are some people out there who are naturally born Leaders.  They carry themselves like Leaders, they interact like Leaders, they think like Leaders.  BUT, they don’t know how to COMMUNICATE.  So they never BECOME or MANIFEST their Leadership potential.

You see, my studies of success through Napoleon Hill’s works are showing me, without a doubt, that Leadership is not a one-man or one-woman show.  Leadership requires that you have people FOLLOW after you.  Well, the obvious question is…how can you have people follow after you and your vision or goals or dreams when you are UNABLE to communicate that to them?  Leadership depends on surrounding yourself with other people who are going to help you reach your goals and dreams.  I’ve been studying today’s most successful millionaires, and each one of them have said, without fail, that they had not achieved their success on their own.  They had a Mastermind Group of people who helped them get where they were going.  I’m going to be talking about Mastermind Groups in the coming posts, so don’t miss it!

Until next time,

TD

Published in: on April 2, 2010 at 12:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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